Rights concerns over new pandemic bill

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Rights concerns over new pandemic bill
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Critics say proposed law bypasses House oversight and would entrench sweeping powers of health minister

The new legislation dealing with pandemic-like situations raises a slew of red flags according to some legal experts, primarily because of the marked lack of checks and balances on the state.

Meantime a battle is being waged on the sidelines of the bill’s reading in parliament, with a group of citizens heavily lobbying MPs to weed out what they see as the more egregious clauses.

The bill in question is the ‘Infectious Diseases Law of 2021’ that will replace...

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Rights concerns over new pandemic bill

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